Greenwich woman arrested after wine bar altercation

When the bartender cuts you off, it’s a pretty good sign that it’s time to go home. Otherwise, you may find yourself behind a very different set of bars.

That was the case for a Greenwich woman arrested Saturday night after she refused to leave a West Putnam Avenue wine bar and got in a heated argument with the management thereat.

Police were detailed to Barcelona, a popular Central Greenwich bar and eatery, on reports of a disturbance involving an unruly, intoxicated customer. Upon arrival officers found Eileen Brehm, of Greenwich, in the midst of an argument with the bar management, who had asked her to leave the premises multiple times.

Brehm eventually exited the bar to speak with the officers, though her belligerent behavior toward police and patrons alarmed many passersby, according to police reports. Her intoxicated behavior had instigated the confrontation between Brehm and Barcelona management. When police attempted to arrest her, she remained “violent” and refused to give her address or be fingerprinted.

She was charged with disorderly conduct, criminal trespass, breach of peace, and refusal to be fingerprinted. She did not post her $1,000 bail and will appear in Superior Court in Stamford on November 4.

Justin Pottle